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42-97696

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 31/1/44; Langley 13/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 95BG Horham 8/4/44 as PFF ship; 17m, transferred 390BG; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-W] Thorpe Abbotts 5/45; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 14/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46. TERRIBLE TERMITE.

Service

People

  • Robert Haupt

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2021 08:09:55 vppelt68 Changes to production block number, manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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